Former President Barack Obama is set to return to Georgia to rally for Sen. Raphael Warnock (D), who is in a tight runoff race with his Republican challenger Herschel Walker.

Obama’s office announced earlier this week that the former president will travel to Atlanta to campaign alongside Warnock on Dec. 1, the first day of early in-person voting. The runoff election is scheduled for Dec. 6.

The battle for the Senate in Georgia headed to a runoff because neither Warnock nor Walker received more than 50 percent of the votes on Election Day in early November.

In October, Obama traveled to Georgia to support Warnock and the Democrat candidate in the gubernatorial election, Stacey Abrams, who lost the elections for Brian Kemp, the Republican incumbent governor.

At the time, Obama said that “democracy is not self-executing,” urging Democrats to early vote.

The former president delivered similar speeches in other states last month. In one of the most striking remarks last month, Obama said in Arizona that democracy might “not survive” in the state if GOP candidates win.

The final push appeared to be successful as Democrats won the elections in major roles in Arizona. In the gubernatorial election, Katie Hobbs defeated election-denier Kari Lake. In the battle for the Senate, Mark Kelly overcome Republican Blake Masters.

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